The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville has plans to tear down six residence halls in the next five years, and replace them with seven new halls and a dining facility.
The current structures were built more than forty years ago, university officials said, and their successors will be roomier and more modern. Plans call for the demolition of the first building, Shelbourne Towers, as early as next spring, and for work to continue on the remainder of the buildings through 2018.
University of Tennessee history professor Daniel Feller didn’t know Andrew Jackson personally, and he wasn’t born until more than a century after Jackson’s administration ended. But in the past decade, Feller and colleagues Laura Eve-Moss and Thomas Coens have gotten to know Old Hickory pretty well. They’ve pored over letters, editorials, public and private statements from and to Andrew Jackson. It’s part of an exhaustive effort to chronicle his life in the written word.
Voters in Maryville will head to the polls today to decide whether they want to pay more for any purchases they make within the city limits. A “yes” vote on the sales tax proposal would raise the local sales tax in Maryville from 2.25% to 2.75%. When combined with the 7.00% state sales tax on most non-food items, the cost of a $100 purchase in Maryville would increase by $.50.
Tonight's vote on whether to extend Knox County Superintendent James McIntyre's contract through 2017 could go a long way toward determining how much confidence the school board has in his leadership abilities.
The remains were dug up this week as part of an inspection of the facility, which contracts with veterinarians to cremate dead animals. TDEC officials say each burial site near the Elliott Pet Services crematorium in Morgan County had about 30 animal graves each and that there’s no way to identify the animal remains that have been found.